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China’s virtual newscaster

China’s virtual newscaster

  Xinhua, the official news agency of China, debuted an English-speaking artificial intelligence (AI) news anchor at the fifth World Internet Conference in Zhejiang Province. The video is a bit better than the English language

ANA’s jet fuel goes green

ANA’s jet fuel goes green

  The Japanese airline ANA made a partnership with a petrochem company named Euglena who will feed algae and recycled waste oil to a bio-refiner to produce renewable biofuel.  The first production is online now

The secret lives of barcoded bees

The secret lives of barcoded bees

  Researchers from Harvard University published a detailed analysis in the journal Science that further explains how neonicotinoid pesticides cause mortality in bee colonies. Researchers glued tiny little barcodes on the backs of bumblebees to

The kilogram goes virtual

The kilogram goes virtual

  Currently, a physical reference weight is held in a special vault in Paris.  “Le Grand K” is a precise cylinder of platinum-iridium metal inside a glass bell jar that weighs exactly one kilogram. Since